British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Composer Giuseppe Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean (Dame Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As ...Written by
In the movie, Evelyn (Judi Dench) claims Muriel (Maggie Smith) is only 19 days older than her. In real life, Dame Maggie Smith (b. 28/12/34) is in fact 19 days younger than Dame Judi Dench (b. 9/12/34). See more »
In the opening, Muriel and Sonny are driving down Route 66 and then appear in San Diego. Route 66 ends in Los Angeles, not San Diego. See more »
The sequel to the delightful 2012 hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' is a heartening sequel. Its Simple, Feel-Good Fun!
'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Synopsis: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
With a cast so effortless along-with a few new attractive additions, Director John Madden keeps the narrative warm & light-hearted. This is the kind of film, you can watch with your entire family & relax.
'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' aces in performances, yet again! Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Celia Imrie & Ronald Pickup charm us like never before! Richard Gere is a welcome new addition to the cast. So is Tamsin Greig. But its Dev Patel & Tina Desai who steal the show, with heartfelt, believable performances, holding their own against a list of thespians.
On the whole, 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' is a winner.
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